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Other Services [Public] / Experienced Romance Ghostwriter
« Last post by Max C. on November 26, 2021, 04:24:17 AM »
Hello, my name is Max and I am an author and ghostwriter.

I've been writing since I was thirteen, and have a few m/m romance novellas published. However, since I started ghostwriting in 2016 it has been my main focus, though I plan to shed some focus on my own books in the future. Ever since I got into ghostwriting, I've worked with several clients and completed more than 100 books, with about half of those being short stories between 8-15k words, and the rest novellas and full-length novels between 30-70k words long, with more than 1 million words ghostwritten. Most of my work comes from repeat clients.

My rate is $0.01/word, and I can complete between 10-20k words in a week depending on how easy your outline is to work with. Contact me for samples of my unpublished work, or you can describe a short scene for me to write up to 1000 words for $10 that I will get back to you in one day. I will receive payment before I write the sample.

Please note that I work with full plots with chapter breakdowns, or the work will take twice as long. I can, however, take your idea and develop it, but the rate will go up to $0.02/word, and I will complete and submit 8-10k words a week for the client to see and make sure we are on the right track.

I need to look through the plot before we can decide on the time limit. I offer unlimited revisions and invite criticisms from the client to make the project the best it can be. I work best when starting fresh on a new book because matching my voice to the client could be easy, or it could be the opposite, but I can still help if you need your book finished or a new sequel in your series.

What I have experience in:

Contemporary romance
Billionaire romance
Sports romance
Apocalyptic romance
Action/suspense romance
M/m romance
Trans/gender-bender romance
F/f romance
Mpreg
Supernatural/paranormal romance (vampire, shifter)
Urban fantasy romance (angels, demons, Nephilim, witch, dragons, others)
Young adult and new adult (not as much as adult romance, but there is some experience there)

I do NOT do erotica, or kink (BDSM, spanking, etc). I write steamy scenes in my books, but I strictly do romance, not erotica.

Contract:

A contract is not necessary since I never use work I have done for a client for myself (as long as the work is paid for, thus the copyright transferred) but I would be willing to sign a contract, if the client wishes, we just have to agree on the terms. As long as the client is aware that the copyright is still mine until I get paid, even if I wrote from a plot provided by the client. Payment will depend on contract or agreement, and I provide updates of a few chapters at a time every other day, so if at any point the client does not like the work, even with adjustments, they can pay for what has been done so far, and we stop.

Finally, I try to make each work as proofread and complete as I can make it, but I am not an editor.

If interested, email me at sophiajgrey@gmail.com (my secondary work email. Payments are made through PayPal to a different email.)
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: A+ Content
« Last post by spin52 on November 26, 2021, 12:59:36 AM »
Has anyone seen improved sales?

I didn't get mine up and running until October, but both October and November were better than average months, so ... a qualified yes.
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Noah Gordon (https://noahgordon.com/) died November 22, age 95. He wrote such novels as The Physician and the Jerusalem Diamond.

A recent article The most phenomenally successful Jewish author you’ve probably never heard of https://forward.com/culture/473274/he-may-be-the-worlds-most-successful-jewish-writer-noah-gordon-the-rabbi/ discussed the fact that he was much more popular in Spain or in Germany than in the US:

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His book sales are over 25 million and his name is often mentioned in the same breath as Ken Follett’s. He’s a household name, just not in the United States.

In 1986 he published The Physician:

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He knew he had a masterpiece, but on his website, he explains, “there was bad luck in its American publication; my editor left at the worst possible moment.” The book was “orphaned,” he laments, with no one at Simon and Schuster, to champion it. When all seemed lost, it caught the eye of a German publisher, Karl H. Blessing, looking for new fiction for Droemer Knaur, a Munich based company. According to Gordon, “he made certain that every clerk in every bookstore in Germany received a reading copy.”

Blessing’s investment paid off, Gordon became an overnight success across Europe. While “The Physician” initial print run in the United States was 10,000 books, the German edition, “Der Medicus,” has sold over six million copies. At his peak in the 1990s, six of Gordon’s books simultaneously ranked on the German bestseller list. Still, his son and manager Michael Gordon, a Barcelona-based literary agent, says, “Spain is the country most in love with Noah.” According to Spanish author and bookstore owner Laura Riñón, “Most households in Spain have a copy of ‘The Physician.’ Even those who aren’t readers, read it.”

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Publisher's Office [Public] / Re: Kobo Plus arrives at Australia and New Zealand!
« Last post by spin52 on November 24, 2021, 11:57:56 PM »
I distribute to Kobo through D2D, and I just had my first ever sale in New Zealand. Maybe that's what triggered it -- thanks for the information.
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Other Services [Public] / Plot outlines for sale
« Last post by Max C. on November 24, 2021, 07:07:40 PM »
Hi everyone.

I have two plots that I'm putting up for sale. Keep in mind that there are at least 3 copies out there of each so you may want to edit the outlines a little if you want them to really be unique. I wanted to sell no more than 5 copies of each outline, so I'm looking to sell 2 more.

Both outlines are in series:

Post-Apocalyptic outline (28k words - 4 books) @ $100
Romantic Suspense outline (5k words - 2 books) @ $50

They include character descriptions and chapter breakdowns. If interested, feel free to message me.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Just Books on Parlor
« Last post by Lorri Moulton on November 24, 2021, 03:18:17 AM »
Let's just leave it as all authors should do their own research, and any platform can have a variety of users.  I think we all are looking for ways to promote our books.  I'm on Twitter and ignore everything but posts about old movies, Hallmark, and Dark Matter.  I believe I have more readers from Hallmark, but I am a huge fan of all three.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Just Books on Parlor
« Last post by Marti Talbott on November 24, 2021, 02:57:50 AM »
My whole point was that you can ignore the political posts and still promote books.

I read what's on all the sites just to see what people are saying. It's not scary, it's just like-minded people talking to each other - expressing opinions they don't feel they can express elsewhere. I've never seen anyone post threats. Mostly they just talk about the news.

Enough said before Tim tosses us into "locked" status.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by notthatamanda on November 23, 2021, 10:40:52 PM »
Yesterday -
Amazon - 1104
Kobo - 381
Apple - 227

New Adult Romance roughly half on Amazon versus Contemporary, 1/3 for Kobo and Apple. No buys on book 2 yet anywhere.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Just Books on Parlor
« Last post by Pemry Janes on November 23, 2021, 04:43:37 PM »
As this is not a thread to talk about politics, I'll only add my voice to Cindy303's warning.

Parler has drawn people who have a very right wing view of politics, including not a few neonazis. If that's not the kind of people you want to associate your books with, like me, then the generous offer of Marti Talbott is not for you.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Just Books on Parlor
« Last post by Marti Talbott on November 23, 2021, 02:38:28 PM »
I'm a conservative and I don't like all the tags the left collectively lays on us. They don't know us. They don't want to know us. I'm not on twitter, haven't been kicked off, and wouldn't know QAnon if I saw it. I'm just a run-of-the-mill voter, a member of the silent majority.
Authors are smart enough to make up their own minds about any and all of the social media platforms. You don't need to warn them about conservatives - we're everywhere. You just don't know it.
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